The release Thursday morning of the whistleblower report regarding President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has spurred a predictable narrative among right-wing media figures: It’s another big conspiracy.
Hugh Hewitt, the right-wing talk show host and NBC News/MSNBC contributor, tweeted:
Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor at The Federalist and Fox News contributor, claimed that the reason the whistleblower complaint corroborates media reports is because they are all in on the massive, coordinated conspiracy:
Hemingway also promoted Hewitt’s tweet, claiming that “smart people” will figure out that the Ukraine story is really a distraction from the upcoming inspector general report on the Russia investigation:
Rush Limbaugh also elucidated on the supposed grand conspiracy during his radio show:
Fleitz concluded that this whistleblower report is a grievous “violation of trust” by the intelligence community and that “it would not surprise me if IC officers are barred from all access to POTUS phone calls with foreign officials.”
Even a Fox Sports host got in on the action. Radio host Clay Travis tweeted his take, complete with a reference for football fans: